Kozan Makuzu

Japanese, 1842 - 1916
Kozan Makuzu (1842-1916) was a Japanese potter and ceramic artist who founded the Makuzu kiln in Yokohama in 1871. He is best known for his porcelain pieces, which were highly prized for their intricate designs and fine craftsmanship.
Kozan Makuzu was part of a long tradition of ceramic art in Japan, and he was heavily influenced by the aesthetics of the Meiji period, which emphasized a fusion of Japanese and Western styles. He experimented with a range of glazes and firing techniques, and his pieces often featured intricate relief work and delicate painting.
One of Kozan Makuzu's most famous creations was a set of porcelain vases that were presented to the Emperor of Japan in 1893. The vases were decorated with intricate designs of birds and flowers, and they were praised for their technical skill and artistic beauty.
Today, Kozan Makuzu's work is highly collectible and is represented in major museum collections around the world. His legacy continues to influence and inspire contemporary Japanese ceramic artists.
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